‘I worked on one song and it wasn’t good!’: Calvin Harris shuts down rumours he was to blame for ex Rita Ora’s scrapped album after bitter split
Calvin Harris has insisted that he’s not to blame for ex Rita Ora scrapping her second album.
Rumours that the DJ had been involved started swirling following their split in 2014 when Rita claimed Calvin had blocked her from performing I Will Never Let You Down — which he wrote and produced — at the Teen Choice Awards.
Shortly afterwards she canned her second album, with fans speculating that it was down to Calvin refusing to sign off on several songs from the CD.
While Calvin, 38, kept quiet at the time he broke his silence on Sunday to insist the claims were a ‘myth.’
After a fan tweeted that if Rita’s second album hadn’t been ‘torpedoed’ she would’ve been ‘one of the biggest pop stars in the world’, Calvin was quick to hit back.
He tweeted: ‘Entire thing is a myth, there is one unreleased song i worked on and it isn’t good.’
MailOnline has contacted Rita’s representatives for comment.
Rita – who is now married to director Taika Waititi – previously spoke of her split from Calvin and confirmed that her album, which had been years in the making, would not feature music the duo had collaborated on before their break up.
She said in 2017: ‘It’s one of these things that… Well, for me it’s in the past. Whatever I say somehow turns into a headline and it becomes a story again.’
Dismissing speculation that the duo are still at loggerheads, she made sure to add: ‘He’s a great guy and we’re on good terms now.’
Rita split from Calvin in 2014, after dating the This Is What You Came For hit-maker for just over a year.
She had declared Calvin was the first person she really fell in love with, but was reportedly left ’embarrassed’ when he announced their split publicly via Twitter.
It was claimed Rita was unaware Calvin was going to make the statement on the social media site that read: ‘To address speculation – myself and Rita ended our relationship some time ago. She is a beautiful, talented woman & I wish her all the best. (sic)’
He reportedly ended the relationship after the former couple had been ‘arguing for months’ and ‘grew apart’. It was also claimed notoriously private Calvin ‘hated the extra attention’ that came with dating Rita.
Tensions appeared to worsen between the couple, as Calvin reportedly ‘banned’ Rita from performing any of their collaborated music material – in particular the catchy tune I Will Never Let You Down, which soared to the top of the charts upon release two years ago.
The British songstress’ hit track was written and produced by Calvin – real name Adam Richard Wiles – and released in March 2014, going straight to the number one spot in the UK singles chart.
In response, Calvin tweeted: ‘You’ll only know 1 side of the story RE Teen choice awards because I choose not to talk to the papers about every aspect of my personal life. But just know I had a damn good reason.’
He then added an emoticon of a waving hand, as if to publicly dismiss his former flame.
In an interview with Wonderland at the time of their break-up, Rita candidly confessed: ‘At the time… I just wanted to crawl in my bed and die. But I got out of it the other side, I’m surviving.’
‘I kind of saw the light at the end of the tunnel and I just wanted to change the vibe of the whole album,’ she further explained. ‘It was initially a really lovey-dovey album because that’s where I was, but then I obviously didn’t feel like that.’
However, in 2017, Rita and Calvin are believed to have come to an agreement and ‘sorted out their differences’.
‘Late last year they got in touch and sorted things out,’ a source told The Sun, before adding: ‘It was such a relief to both of them that they could move on and put things behind them.’
Rita is now enjoying a comeback to the charts, after stepping away from the music scene, due to a protracted legal battle with former record label Roc nation – co-owned by rapper Jay Z – which pushed back the release of her forthcoming second album.
Calvin released his sixth studio album, Funk Wav Bounces Vol. 2, in August and is engaged to TV presenter Vick Hope.
Source: Daily Mail